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Creativity using "Kodu"
Scoil Mhichil Naofa, Galmoy, Co Kilkenny

Kodu is a Microsoft Programme which allows children to develop their own games through the coding language of "Kodu" Our children in 5th and 6th class have been using this language in recent months to dip their toes further into the whole vast pool that is computer programming and engineering. They have been fascinated with the capability of the programme to allow them mirror their thought process on the computer in producing a game. They can programme "Kodu's" or Robots to perform different tasks in different worlds created by them and they can also add a scoring element or levels to the game. Our children have been set a task to help introduce our new infants to the whole area of number and value which they are currently being introduced to. Under the guidance and supervision of the Infant Teacher, Mrs Bergin and Mr Boyle we anticipate to provide a number of attractive games which the infants will be able to interact with through their interactive whiteboards. We are really looking forward to seeing this come to fruition as initial feedback is astounding.


Resources:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10056
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